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Community Gardens

We support and encourage local groups involved with Community Gardening in our community. Community Gardening is a valuable activity, contributing to the sustainability and well-being of the wider community and providing an extensive range of environmental, social, recreational, health and educational benefits.

What is a Community Garden?

A Community Garden is an open space, managed by the community with the primary focus of producing food and contributing to the growth of a sustainable city environment. It is a place for learning and sharing about sustainable living practices whilst actively building community through shared activities and contributing to improved health and wellbeing.

Benefits of Community Gardens

Community gardens offer a range of benefits to local residents including:

  • access to fresh, nutritious food
  • sense of achievement from growing your own food
  • making friends and being part of a group
  • learning gardening skills alongside others
  • learning about shared decision making
  • getting outdoor exercise
  • building a sense of community
  • increasing connection to the environment
  • increasing food security
 Community Gardens Application Form

Please use this form if you are applying to use council land for a community garden. This is not a funding application form.

Community Garden Application Form(188 kb)

Community Garden Guidelines(745 kb)

An important first step is to read the Community Garden Guidelines  and the two-page leaflet, Information for Applicants. Please arrange a meeting to discuss your proposal with a Council Officer before submitting your completed Application Form to:

Active Communities Team
City of Holdfast Bay
PO Box 19
Brighton SA 5048

Community Gardens Locations in the City of Holdfast Bay
Glenelg North Community Garden

Kibby Reserve
Kibby Ave
Glenelg North SA 5045
Glenelg North Community Garden Facebook Page

Brighton Community Garden

Funding has been received through the Fund My Neighbourhood program for a new community garden in Brighton. Council will be engaging with our community during 2018 to determine the location for this garden. If you are interested in finding out more about the community garden, please contact:

Brighton Community Garden Inc.
Phone: 0412529570
Facebook : Brighton Community Garden

Further Information

For further information on community gardens, please contact:

Melissa Priest
Youth and Recreation Officer
Phone: (08) 8229 9999

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